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Health Care Financ Rev. 1993 Fall;15(1):55-69.

Medicaid case management: Kentucky's Patient Access and Care Program.

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Urban Institute, Washington, DC 20037.

Abstract

Since 1981, States have been experimenting with Medicaid managed care programs to improve access and continuity of care and to contain costs by reducing inappropriate and unnecessary utilization. To determine the impact of primary care case management (PCCM) on utilization, the authors examine data from the Kentucky Patient Access and Care program (KenPAC). Using monthly utilization data from 1984 to 1989 and an interrupted time-series research design, the authors find that PCCM reduces the use of independent laboratory, physician, emergency department, and outpatient hospital services. PCCM does not appear to affect utilization of inpatient hospital services or prescription drugs.

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